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57 Michael Jordan's Best Motivation quotes


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Michael Jordan is the living legend of basketball. His exceptional achievement and hord work have made him one of the greatest athlete of all time. 

Michael Jodran is known to be relentless and has never gave up once his mind set to achieve something.

He cultivated his talent and turned every failure into a challenge to become better. He is a model of inspiration to all of us. 


Here’s a set of the 57 most motivational quotes from Michael Jordan:


1. "To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate." Michael Jordan

2. "I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed." Michael Jordan

3. "My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength." Michael Jordan

4. "If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit!" Michael Jordan

5. "I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win." Michael Jordan

6. "If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." Michael Jordan

7. "I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying." Michael Jordan

8. "You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them." Michael Jordan

9. "If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome." Michael Jordan

10. "I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win." Michael Jordan

11. "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships." Michael Jordan

12. "Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night." Michael Jordan

13. "My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try." Michael Jordan

14. "Sometimes you need to get hit in the head to realize that you’re in a fight." Michael Jordan

15. "Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen." Michael Jordan


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16. "I built my talents on the shoulders of someone else’s talent." Michael Jordan

17. "I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves era to era." Michael Jordan

18. "In any investment, you expect to have fun and make money." Michael Jordan

19. "I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be aggressive. I had to get out there and go for it." Michael Jordan

20. "Don’t let them drag you down by rumors, just go with what you believe in." Michael Jordan

21. "I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot… when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result." Michael Jordan

22. "The minute you get away from fundamentals – whether it’s proper technique, work ethic or mental preparation – the bottom can fall out of your game, your schoolwork, your job, whatever you’re doing." Michael Jordan

23. "If it turns out that my best wasn’t good enough, at least I won’t look back and say I was afraid to try." Michael Jordan

24. "You have competition every day because you set such high standards for yourself that you have to go out every day and live up to that." Michael Jordan

25. "Learning’s a gift, even when pain is your teacher." Michael Jordan

26. "It is easy to choose a path of anonymity and lead an empty life. But to strive hard and lead an impactful life, one needs a burning desire to realize dreams." Michael Jordan

27. "Be true to the game, because the game will be true to you. If you try to shortcut the game, then the game will shortcut you. If you put forth the effort, good things will be bestowed upon you. That’s truly about the game, and in some ways that’s about life too." Michael Jordan

28. "I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me. Failure always made me try harder the next time." Michael Jordan

29. "Champions do not become champions when they win an event, but in the hours, weeks, and months, and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely a demonstration of their championship character." Michael Jordan

30. "My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength." Michael Jordan

31. "Once I made a decision, I never thought about it again." Michael Jordan

32. "What is love? Love is playing every game as if it’s your last!" Michael Jordan

33. "The key to success is failure." Michael Jordan

34. "I want to be the bridge to the next generation." Michael Jordan

35. "I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." Michael Jordan



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36. "It’s absolutely wrong that I don’t want guys to challenge me. And the people who say that aren’t in the room." Michael Jordan

37. "The basketball court for me, during a game, is the most peaceful place I can imagine. On the basketball court, I worry about nothing. When I’m out there, no one can bother me." Michael Jordan

38. "I want to be perceived as a guy who played his best in all facets, not just scoring. A guy who loved challenges." Michael Jordan

39. "You can practice shooting 8 hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at shooting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise." Michael Jordan

40. "Failure is acceptable. but not trying is a whole different ball park." Michael Jordan

41. "My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind." Michael Jordan

42. "The best come from the worst." Michael Jordan

43. "I mean we all fly. Once you leave the ground, you fly. Some people fly longer than others." Michael Jordan

44. "When I will lose the sense of motivation and the sense to prove something as a basketball player, it’s time for me to move away from the game." Michael Jordan

45. "Learning’s a gift, even when pain is your teacher." Michael Jordan

46. "The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace." Michael Jordan

47. "My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn’t stand the sideline." Michael Jordan 

48. "I would tell players to relax and never think about what’s at stake. Just think about the basketball game. If you start to think about who is going to win the championship, you’ve lost your focus." Michael Jordan

49. "I hope the millions of people I’ve touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and perseverance with a positive attitude." Michael Jordan

50. "To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail." Michael Jordan


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51. "Every time I feel tired while I am exercising and training, I close my eyes to see that picture, to see that list with my name. This usually motivates me to work again." Michael Jordan

52. "Playing sick. That is so hard to do. It has to be a total mental challenge, as well as the physical challenge." Michael Jordan

53. "I like control." Michael Jordan

54. "I will not quit this game because of what the media has done to me." Michael Jordan

55. "When I was young, I had to learn the fundamentals of basketball. You can have all the physical ability in the world, but you still have to know the fundamentals." Michael Jordan

56. "Even when I’m old and gray, I won’t be able to play it, but I’ll still love the game." Michael Jordan

57. "In college I never realized the opportunities available to a pro athlete. I’ve been given the chance to meet all kinds of people, to travel and expand my financial capabilities, to get ideas and learn about life, to create a world apart from basketball." Michael Jordan


To conclude we hope you will find a lot of inspiration in these 57 Michael Jordan's Best Motivation quotes.

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